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May 01, 2015


Barbara Anne

Wonderful tutorial here and in the links you provided. Thank you very much, thank you very much (please provide tune from Scrooge, the Albert Finney version of A Christmas Carol). Your new ironing board cover is lovely.

Just put on a music CD and your lattices will be finished nearly painlessly.



I think we all have gross ironing board covers because we'd rather quilt than make covers! Yours looks nice by the way. I had to chuckle when you said you always have to check a reference book before doing bias's nice to know I'm not the only one who does that :o)

Amy L

Thanks for the link to the busy woman's ironing board cover! I destroyed mine last week, and my ironing board is one of those of unconventional size. Time to pick fabric for it.

As payback, here are the instructions that I use for making bias binding:

Heather Mulder Peterson has a .pdf file with her instructions at the Bias-Cut Binding Handout link. They are the easiest ones that I've found out there. Plus, she has some amazing tutorials on binding odd-shaped quilts. I hope you like them as much as I do.


Yes, I confess it's rather groos! But it's cheaper to buy a new one every now and then.

Nancy Watkins

Oh yes Nicole, my ironing board looks like yours! It's getting bad. Thanks for the tutorial. I've always wanted to try doing this and now I shall!

Robin Chapa

My cover is DISGUSTING! It looks worse than your "before" photo AND it's ripped!!!!! Lol..... oh, and it's worse.... I bought a new cover and haven't bothered to put it on. I just keep avoiding (and worsening) the rip and stains. What in the world! I loved your post-- made me laugh at myself. Thanks for the laugh! (And the reminder to put the new cover on already-- hahahahaaaaaa)

Linda W.

Mine is disgusting too. Funny how all of a sudden one day it gets to us and we quickly make or buy a new one! I think the darker color is a good idea. Hides those scorch marks better....


Thanks for the tutorial, I think I will have to give this one a go.

Liz S.

Hey! How clever! Thanks Nicole!
I'll be doing this in the no so distant future!

Jennifer Gwyn

Ha! I remember when you last recovered your ironing board. I bought some fabric, folded it in half and layed it down on top of mine, pending the cutting and sewing part. It has been there ever since, just laying on top! Now it is worn out and needs to be replaced again too. Maybe this time, I'll follow the tutorial and put to use that elastic that I bought 3 years ago...

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